Working at Rogers, I get a lot of questions from my friends about their smartphones. Recently, my good friend was telling me her device is really slowing down. Her battery isn’t holding a charge like it used to and the OS tends to freeze up. Like most of us, the thought of sending her phone out for repair induces panic; how can she even think about parting with her device?
If this sounds like you and your device, you’ll love our new, free, in-store service program – Device Tune-Up, that solves many of your smartphone issues on the spot.
As the video below describes, Device Tune-Up has multiple features with unique benefits for you and your cherished device:
Get a Device HealthCheck
- We’ll run a Device HealthCheck to make sure your smartphone is up to date and running like new
- Depending on your operating system we can check what apps are running, what is using up your battery, if you have the latest OS and more
Safeguard your data
- Are you passing your phone down to a friend or family member? Device Tune-Up can securely wipe you data and even back it up.
Transfer data from one device to another
- If you’re getting an upgrade, Device Tune-Up can transfer your data from your old smartphone to your new one so you can be up and running right away
- Depending on your OS or where your data is saved, contacts, images, videos and SMS can be transferred
Check out the video below to learn more or visit rogers.com/devicetuneup.
Talking tech for back to school
Nine days until most students pack their school bags and lunches, tie up their laces and head back to class. Leading up to the first day, many students are searching for their back to school tech that will help them both in and outside of the classroom. This week for example, we discussed how technology, access to the internet and use of a laptop, smartphone and tablet is enhancing our educational experiences. To further share how technology is being used by students, we also spoke with two of our Rogers social insiders, who shared how cable, internet, and mobile devices kept them afloat during their university years.
What folks are saying about the LG G3
The LG G3 continues to make positive impressions across the tech community. We discussed our favourite LG G3 features in a post earlier this month, but if you want to dive into the specs and capabilities a little more you can go two ways. Either check out this LG G3 video review on Youtube by Karl Conrad or read IT Nerd’s in-depth review here. Or if you’re really in the LG G3 mood, do both!
Tell us – do you have any LG G3 reviews to share?
Brides say ‘I do’ to social media
Summer is a busy time for weddings, so I thought we’d share some social stats around the social networking bride. A Mashable and Knot.com survey revealed brides take to online to share their news; within hours of saying yes, 28 per cent of brides-to-be update their social media statues, while 24 per cent share the news the next day. 70 per cent of brides were already making plans on Pinterest, while 89 per cent use wedding planning apps to assist with making lists, counting down days, browsing gowns and more.
Hashtags are also becoming part of the new age wedding culture, with more than half of couples (55 per cent) using a wedding hashtag. Guests are encouraged to share their photos on social; with 68 per cent of brides wanting them posted in real-time.
Have you, or someone you know used social media or mobile apps to help plan a wedding? Share your experience below.
Back to school is not what it used to be. Laptops have replaced three-ring binders; many back-breaking textbooks are now available as e-books; notes are written on digital screens; and schedules are tracked using smartphones. For this generation, the end of summer means it’s time to check out the latest tech to get the most of your school year, whether you’re heading back to elementary school or off to university.
A recent report by Price Waterhouse Coopers showed Canadians are ready for a digital education, one that incorporates tablets, laptops, smartphones and more. Over eighty per cent of us believe technology is a means to better prepare students for the future; with over three quarters of us seeing it as a tool to make education more engaging.
Access to the internet and use of a laptop, smartphone and tablet is already enhancing educational experiences, in and out of the classroom:
- As reported by the Toronto Star, almost sixty per cent of Ontario schools allow students to BYOD, or bring your own device. Students use tablets, laptops and cell phone for access to interactive lessons;
- Over 350 international universities use TopHat, a tool that turns student’s smartphones into educational tools. They can now connect directly with a professor to answer questions, take quizzes, and provide feedback right from their devices;
- Is there anything apps can’t do? Apps can help with understanding literature, scheduling your classroom/homework , developing basic math skills, organizing study notes, and exploring geography and;
- Fifty-five per cent of students report using online services to help them write their papers; eighty per cent use social networks to help them study.
To ensure you’re heading back to school with the latest tech, Rogers is offering new and current customers up to $100 off the hottest smartphones when activated on 2-year Share Everything plans. Share Everything plans lets students share wireless data between up to 10 wireless devices, like roommates and family members, to maximize data usage and bring down costs.
Or if you’re off to college or university, learn about our budget-friendly internet and cable bundles to share with your roommates here.
Stay tuned for more back to school articles to help you gear up for the year!
How do you plan on using technology in the classroom?
Say it out loud with Facebook Messenger
Attention Windows Phone users! This week, as shared by Mobile Syrup, Facebook updated its Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone with two of their most requested features. Firstly, the app now lets you record voice messages, so you can send a quick hello, vent about your day, or sing happy birthday to your fellow messenger users. The second update now allows for users to share emoticons – :). Learn more about the new features and download the app here.
Tell us, how are you using Facebook Messenger?
Getting to know the Nokia Lumia 635
Every once in a while there is a device that has me really talking and the Nokia Lumia 635 is no exception. To celebrate its availability with Rogers, this week we explored three ways users can personalize your Nokia Lumia 635. Check out our post to learn how to customize your Live Tiles, start screen, and more.
Care to share any further features or tips for fellow Nokia Lumia 635 users?
Oxford Dictionary Online says YOLO
This week Oxford Dictionary Online announced it has given the stamp of approval to many new words. As shared by Yahoo! News Canada, YOLO, cray and even bro hug have now been added to its online edition. As a tech nerd, I for one am most excited to see GIF, binge-watch, and subtweet getting the English language recognition they deserve.
Tell us, what words do you think should be added?
We discussed this in a very helpful thread on our Community Forums led by one of our resident experts. Simply take the following steps:
First, select Settings > System. From here scroll down until you see Power on Channel. Now simply select the channel you wish to set.
This can be done for each TV in your house, so your default channel can cater to the person who uses the TV the most. Sports fans can start their day with Sportsnet 360, while movie fans can start their evenings with TMN right from the start. No surfing required.Changing your default channel is short and sweet –just like this post.
Let us know. What will you set your default channel to?
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